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Prints some blank pages

After several years of excellent service my Canon Smartbase MP730 Photo has taken to producing one blank page prior to and one blank page after the work I require printed which it prints perfectly between the blank pages.
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Mike Caulkett

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Try changing the paper settings of the printer twice and see if it starts printing correctly again. Change it to something different first and then to what it should be for paper size. If that doesn't work, then unplug it, uninstall it and reinstall it and see if that fixes the problem. Let me know how this works.

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Hello Mike,
Please try to refill the catridge and if it dint help you then replace the Catridge ,which will surely pay off you..Thank you...

Please Post on how things turned or for further assistance..!!

Regards!!...

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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    Also You can try the hard reset Which is Unplug the device for 2 or 3 hours and then reconnect it..Hope this will help you....

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The control panel LCD also provides menus to operate the copy and fax modes independently of a PC. One nice touch: the LCD displays small and large type on the same screen, allowing more information about a print job to show at one time. b.gif 21262659-2-200-dt2.gif
The flash card reader under the control panel means you don't need a PC to print photos.

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Installing the MP730 software is slow but idiot-proof: You just pop in the CD and follow instructions, which require restarting your PC several times. Canon bundles the MP730 with ScanSoft's OmniPage SE, a lite version of the best optical-character recognition software on the market, and NewSoft's Presto PageManager 6.0, one of the best document-management databases available.
The MultiPass MP730 won't replace top-of-the-line printers and scanners, but its print and scan speeds keep up with other multifunctions' as well as that of most as midrange ink-jet printers and scanners on the market today. In our tests, it printed ordinary text at 6.4 pages per minute and printed CNET's high-resolution test photo in 3.7 minutes. For comparison, the Lexmark X5150 (only $149 but without fax capability or automatic document feeder) prints text at a more common 5.2 pages per minute, and printed our test photo in about 2 minutes. Canon's MP730 scans a page of black in 9.4 seconds and a page of color in 20 seconds; that's seconds faster than the HP PSC 1210. And the Canon makes copies in 18.7 seconds; that's almost twice as fast the HP PSC 1210.

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Grayscale scans on the MP730 when compared with other scans seemed overexposed, losing paler shades of gray along with some detail, while color scans showed accurate colors and fairly good detail despite somewhat grainy textures.

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You may have an extra page in your word processing program.
Try using the print preview option to see if you have for eg 2 pages in what you think is a 1 page document.

Also, it might be a glitch in your printer software driver, so uninstall the driver and re-install.

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From Canon download page download driver for your OS and install it.
Download and follow instructions in user manual too

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try to move the blue nozzel over the printing head to the from the right to the left and try, it will work

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Have you tried doing some maintenance like nozzle check,printing head alignment,clean the nozzles if not then try it by going into control panel - printers and faxes - where you see your mp730 right click and go to properties then click on the last tab which would be maintenance.Try those options if none worked then u might have to replace you print head and that should work

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